What is the course about?
In broadcasting, and any public speaking role, talking to time is a challenge and skill that takes time and practice to master. In the broadcast world, such precision helps a broadcaster sound professional and allows the programme to run on time. This short course uses exercises to help you focus on hitting the clock when you need to, helping you learn how to pace speech and talk on and off the air, practising such requirements as ‘how to fill’ or how to ‘wrap up quickly’.
What will we cover?
Students will work with professional broadcast scripts throughout the two days to build their skills and confidence under the guidance of a broadcast industry professional and tutor, using City Lit’s own radio studio and recording/editing technician so you can take material away, such as to use for a demo.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Begin to understand how to pace speech appropriate for the situation.
Begin to develop a focus on hittin the clock while mindful of the content and delivery.
Develop your existing radio presenting skills.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Ideally you should have attended Radio Presenting Beginners and have a healthy interest in the medium of radio.
If you are new to voice classes please take a moment to read our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) before choosing.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will work under the guidance of a broadcast industry professional and tutor, using City Lit’s own radio studio and recording/editing technician.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Radio Presenting: Advanced
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.